Purpose of job: The Arts Manager will support Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa, Director of Programmes Tanzania, and the wider British Council team, to deliver an engaging Tanzanian arts programme that works within British Council’s East Africa Arts programme and builds knowledge and understanding between the UK and Tanzania.
Context and environment: ‘East Africa Arts’ is the British Council framework for working between Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and the UK. Working predominantly with 18 – 35 year olds, the programme will: connect new audiences to new art, share skills of creative and ignite partnerships between the creative sectors of the UK and the East Africa region.
The East Africa Arts programme will consist of three parts: · new Art new Audiences (nAnA): an Open Call across East Africa and the UK for cultural partners to create new art to showcase to new audiences in the UK and East Africa; · Creative Hustles: a series of skills and networking events across East Africa, which share creative knowledge between 18-35 year olds ; Mobility Programme: supporting the movement of creative and building partnerships across East Africa
East Africa is one of the UK’s top priority regions for international engagement and is central to our programme of arts work in Sub-Saharan Africa. In recognition of the importance of the relationship with East Africa, we are establishing an East Africa Arts programme of engagement through the arts, where Tanzania will be one of the countries of activity.
Working with Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa and Director of Programmes and Business Development Tanzania, the Arts Manager will help manage and deliver a compelling arts programme in Tanzania that is in line with our strategy in East Africa and the sub-Saharan Africa region.
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Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties; Arts Management:
- Work with Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa, Director of Programmes and Business Development Tanzania and UK arts advisor to plan, develop and execute the East Africa Arts programme in Tanzania;
- Manage the delivery of Tanzania East Africa Arts project activity to agreed timelines, costs and performance indicators;
- Identify and record Tanzanian cultural partners for the British Council to engage with through the East Africa Arts programme;
- Support British Council’s cultural partners to deliver projects in Tanzania and in communication with the UK and East Africa;
- Maintain strong connections with Tanzania’s creative sector, and work with the Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa and Director of Programmes and Business Development Tanzania to broker relations between the UK and Tanzanian cultural sector;
- Maintain programme activity and spread sheets;
- Work with Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa to secure and manage monetary and in-kind sponsorship for Tanzanian East Africa Arts activity;
- Oversee the creation and management of contracts for Tanzania stakeholder groups.
- Manage, communicate and coordinate with key cultural and financial stakeholder groups in Tanzania
- Strengthen the British Council’s position as the key organisation for international collaboration between Tanzania and the UK.
Communications: - Reach new audiences for the East Africa Arts programme through the delivery of digital and print communications strategies in Tanzania;
- Work with Arts and Communications Manager Kenya & East Africa, to establish audiences for the East Africa Arts programme through British Council Tanzania Facebook and Twitter page;
- Manage Tanzanian digital arts content and coordinate with Arts & Communications Manger Kenya and East Africa to ensure content is well communicated across East Africa social media and press channels
- Communicate with Head of Arts Kenya & East Africa and the British Council UK communications team to ensure East Africa Arts is well represented and reaching new UK audiences
- Generate and edit press releases for the Tanzania’s East Africa Arts programme;
- Develop and maintain relationships with Tanzanian media/journalists/communicators;
- Identify new media partners to maximise the reach and promotion of the Tanzanian and East Africa Arts programme;
- Review and summarise online and printed press highlighting and related to East Africa Arts.
Equality, diversity and inclusion and Child Protection standards - Support Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa, and Director of Programmes and Business Development in Tanzania to ensure project delivery and activity reflect British Council EDI policy;
- Ensure that child protection policy and standards are followed and maintained for all relevant projects.
Key relationships: - Head of Arts Kenya and East Africa; Director Programmes & Business Development, Tanzania;
- Arts and Communications Manager Kenya and East Africa;
- British Council UK Arts advisors
- Stakeholders and practitioners across the arts sector in Tanzania
- Relevant arts media/journalists/communicators;
- Colleagues in British Council Tanzania
Other important features or requirements of the job: - Good knowledge and use of social media for the promotion of cultural activities;
- Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work effectively with tight deadlines;
- Some travel and evening working within Tanzania
- Regular attendance at evening and weekend events.